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Saturday May 28th, 2016 2:20PM

Lightning sparks two house fires in north Gwinnett

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
BUFORD - As early evening storms pounded portions of Gwinnett County Friday evening, firefighters scrambled to two house fires they believe were the result of lightning strikes.<br /> <br /> According to acting Gwinnett County Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Eberly, firefighters first responded to a house on Creekview Bluff Way, Northeast in Buford.<br /> <br /> He said the fire caused moderate damage to the attic area, with smoke and water damage to parts of the main living area. The call came just before 7:00 p.m. Eberly described the fire and weather conditions as intense while crews worked the fire.<br /> <br /> A second fire displaced three people in Hoschton, including a child.<br /> <br /> Eberly said that call came around 7:30 p.m. to a house on Kings Cross Way. He described damage there as significant to the attic and moderate in the living area.<br /> <br /> Gwinnett and Forsyth counties were under a flash flood warning all evening because of heavy rain from the storms.
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